Sunday, 26 August 2012
Some miles from their main body, a French line infantry regiment with four guns attached is on forage duty and making it's way to a well known grain store. The guns are for added security as the stories of Allied cavalry and especially lancers have been terrifying for the infantrymen. The main armies are now very close and the men know a big fight is coming.
For this hapless regiment their own fight is sooner than they think as Austrian light cavalry have already secured most of the grain from the 'well known grain store' and were about to ride off. It gets worse as the 1st battalion spot lance pennons not too far off...
French forces: 3 battalions line infantry with 4 guns
Austrians: 2 squadrons of lancers
3 squadrons 1st hussars
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Four squadrons of French cavalry got more than they bargained for as they trotted off on a jolly towards the allied lines. Coming across some Austrian lancers they decided to give chase only to find the Hessen-Homberg hussars lying in ambush! The Austrian lancers soon turned and joined their comrades in the charge. The French, out-numbered and taken by surprise soon gave way and fled east only to find enemy artillery and infantry to their flank.
The French cavalry included two squadrons each of Vistula lancers and dragoons. These being part of Gen. Lefebre-Desnoettes cavalry division. The dragoons incured most of the casualties as they were nearer to the guns, but they managed to scare off some Grenzers before they made their escape. Subsequently the morale of these two units has come down a notch to the indignation of their commander!
All in all a good skirmish for the Allies, and a little morale boost.
Allied forces involved: (all Austrian)
2 squadrons lancers
3 squadrons hussars
2 battalions grenzer
2 battalions line infantry
1 battalion grenadiers
|French cavalry on a jolly|
|Vistula lancers in their czapka covers|